I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. — Job 42:2 (NIV)
Restrictions in Russia: Christianity Today reports, “Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a package of anti-terrorism laws that usher in tighter restrictions on missionary activity and evangelism. Despite prayers and protests from religious leaders and human rights advocates, the Kremlin announced Putin’s approval yesterday. The amendments, including laws against sharing faith in homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings, go into effect July 20.” Please pray for our GNPI coworkers in this region to have God’s wisdom in adjusting to these new restrictions.
A New Release: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are thankful because we have started releasing the Life of Christ teaching series. Please pray for God’s favor in our distribution efforts to target secondary schools and a network of churches in the cities of Jinja and Kampala.”
Choices in the Philippines: Praise the Lord for this encouraging message sent to Executive Director Mike Schrage, “My family and I are currently serving the Lord in the Philippines. I met a lady involved in pro-life ministry who told me that they use the Choices video (produced by GNPI for this region). At one point the video was shown at a university, and 20,000 students were in attendance! We thank God for the things He is doing with this video.”
Regional Training in Kenya: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “Thanks for praying for our training in Nairobi. It went very well. We had 16 people in class, and most of them were from Kenya. Two were from a church planting group in Tanzania, another was from our team in Rwanda, and the last one was a new staff member from our office in Mbale, Uganda.”
Summer Summation: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have completed The Global Gospel for our region. Our next projects will be a series on the Miracles of Jesus and a couple of worship songs. One worship series will be in Burmese and another series will be in Rawang. We are also planning a music project in cooperation with a local children’s center.”